Ideal for rural or suburban lots, this Contemporary Ranch is a small home that maximizes space through an open floor plan and well organized spaces. Emphasis has been placed on passive solar design techniques. These techniques include large shaded glazing areas that can be oriented for southern exposure. The exterior maintains some classic ranch features such as a single story, low pitched roof and long proportions but also includes some contemporary upgrades such as a sleek metal roof and fiber cement siding panels. These materials are cost effective and durable. To maximize passive solar gains the form of this Contemporary Ranch is rectangular with the largest areas of glass on one of the long faces of the house. These large glazing areas are also shaded through the use of exterior mounted window shades. An important goal during the design of this Contemporary Ranch was choosing durable materials but use them in a way that would give the house a modern character. This design hosts three bedrooms, two bath rooms, laundry, a large common area and access to a back yard deck. An entire wall of built in casework offers a multi-functional space for storage and entertainment. Opening the large double French doors creates a unique transitional space between living space and the outdoors. A clean modern interior greets you upon entry and high cathedral ceilings make for a lasting first impression and provide for a comfortable transition into a non-confining, spacious common area. Hardwood floors are durable and warm on the feet. The kitchen is adequately sized to serve the needs of a large group. The kitchen is open to the dining area, which itself, can open up to the backyard deck through the large French doors.
|PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.|
|5 Copy Set
|5 printed plan sets mailed to you.|
|For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.|
|One electronic set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.|
|Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.|
|Ideal for level lot, single layer concrete poured directly on grade.|
|Additional Construction Sets
|Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).|
|Audio Video Design
|Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of audio and video components.|
|Educate yourself about basic building ideas with these four detailed diagrams that discuss electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural topics.|
|Home Furniture Planner
|This fun visual aid lets you peel-and-stick furniture on a generic layout to plan out spacing.|
|Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of lighting fixtures.|
|Choose this option to reverse your plans and to have the text and dimensions readable.|
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